Apply online HEADTEACHER

Ref 184230
Salary £51402 to £ 61166 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/05/2023 (or beginning of summer term if possible) 
Closing Date 12 noon 09/01/2023
Burnley Road East , Water , Rossendale , BB4 9PX
Tel: 01706 216414
School website:
Roll: 136
Required 1st May 2023 (or beginning of summer term if possible)

Water Primary School, located in the Rossendale valley, is known as a friendly and happy school that reflects the atmosphere of a caring and encouraging family. We seek to empower all our children to achieve their true potential through the dedicated work of a team of excellent staff, parents, and governors. We want to ensure that every child enjoys opportunity, happiness and vitality. The success of our school is reflected in a healthily growing cohort taken from our local community.

The children of Water Primary School aim high, succeed through supported challenge and take both pride and responsibility in their learning, which is reflected in their excellent level of achievement.

Our supportive and engaged team of the staff, pupils, parents and Governing Body are looking to work with a leader who will bring inspiration, transparency, confidence and dynamism to our whole school experience. We will especially welcome a leader with a vision for educating the whole child and setting them on their life journey.

Specifically, we are looking for a headteacher who will:
  • Be an inspirational leader with a proven track record of outstanding leadership and management within a Primary School.
  • Be committed to the development and maintenance of a diverse and challenging curriculum for ALL children.
  • Be fully supportive in the ongoing development of our staff both as individuals who bring unique skills and collectively as a team.

    We will offer you the opportunity to make a difference to well behaved, enthusiastic, caring children who are keen to learn and are committed to the school values of happiness, health and opportunity. We have an openness to new ideas to benefit our children and school. Water school has a happy, creative environment that supports and enhances our multi-cultural and inclusive ethos. We have a particular focus on active and healthy lifestyles as a foundation for learning and seek leadership to continue to maintain the platinum games award that we currently hold.

    You will be supported by a dedicated governing body reinforced by hardworking, skilled, enthusiastic and friendly staff.

    Application must be completed on the Lancashire County Council Application Form.

    Key dates:
    Closing date: 9th January, 2023.
    Shortlisting: 16th January, 2023.
    Pre-Interview school visit: 2nd February, 2023.
    Formal Interviews: 3rd February, 2023.

    Water Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to satisfactory enhanced disclosures from the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS).

    The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice. You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at or alternatively a copy is available on request. Lancashire County Council has a Handling of DBS Certificate Information Policy this is available from the recruiting manager to applicants who are asked to complete a DBS application.

    Lancashire County Council has a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available to all applicants upon request.

    Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.
    More Information can be found at
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Visits to our school are welcome and strongly recommended, and may be arranged by appointment via the school office on 01706 216414/

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Application form attached.
    Please return completed application form to

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.